Owner/Operator Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist, Beauty Lover
Right out of her mother’s make up box and looking glass, Cat Vo began experimenting with the creative arts in hair & makeup at the youthful age of sweet 16. Even as a teenager, her knack for all things style and beauty were evident whenever she was asked by her friends and family for beauty tips. It was Cat they all turned to for some of their most significant moments in life including high school dances, formal photo shoots and even weddings. What began as simply favors for friends slowly morphed into a hobby. Through the years, that hobby evolved into a passion for hairstyling + makeup artistry.
In 2006, Cat took a detour from her Business Administration studies at the University of New Orleans to pursue her Cosmetology license at Aveda Institute of New Orleans. She continued servicing the New Orleans area with hairstyling and makeup services for engagements, weddings and photo shoots through constant referrals. In 2008, Cat decided to take her passion to the next level, and the concept of ARISTOCAT Hair + Makeup was born to service weddings + special events.
With creative talents rooted in her family, Cat began several fashion + beauty photo shoot projects with her sister and photographer, Monica Vo. Each passing project only solidified that the beauty industry is where Cat belonged. In 2009, Cat began scouting for locations to open a modest beauty studio; however, as fate would have it, an opportunity to open a full service salon was presented.
Balancing the responsibilities of a mom to her 4 year old munchkin, Abigail, and working full-time, she now completely focuses on the love of beauty and has committed her efforts to seeking out, testing products, and keepin' it real with her testimonials.
Cat continues to offer her services to brides, near and far, working on photo shoots, and tending to ARISTOCAT BEAUTY as well as co-managing Think Tank Marketing with her fiance, Jeff Gapultos.
Cat Vo of ARISTOCAT has been featured in Scene magazine, AmelieG magazine,
NOLA38, New Orleans tidbits, Armoire Boutique Fashion Show, and HAUS 131
Fashion Show, and the Digital Wedding Forum.